Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Can you spot the sushi grass that I used?
The words read:"Failed Bowties Can Still Be Beautiful"
Because they can, see? The green/yellow/blue check is leftover from my attempt to make a bowtie for my son's drama performance last spring. I used the shapes "as is" to hopefully make the bowtie idea a bit more obvious.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
It will be more of a challenge to display them together with the non-standard shapes. But I'll solve that problem once I get to the end of the year with this project.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
The answer is Yes! It bloomed quite nicely thankyouverymuchforasking.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
I thought this was a cool picture with the dirty/clean magnet on my diswasher in the background. All those circles.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
This is what the words look like after I've sewn them into position and colored them with fabric crayon pastels.
I liked how the colors blended in but still were enough of a contrast to stand out.And down in the corner is what came to call "Strong Dog". She's that part of ourselves that will always stand up for us, even when we might not want to. She was made from a scrap that was this exact shape when I took it out of the scrap pile. I couldn't believe how much it looked like a dog. So I used it without cutting anything off. It just seemed so expressive of what I wanted the dog to represent.
And here is the whole thing, finished.
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Monday, April 05, 2010
The red fabric that the words are machine-embroidered is from the red Crate & Barrel napkin that I used for the very first of these journal quiltlets. Those scraps have been on my table top in the scrap basket all year so far and have made it into several of these quiltlets. Nothing like a nice solid red sometimes.
Sunday, April 04, 2010
My quilt "I Guess I Like Pink After All" egg-er-cized @ dumpr.
Go make one and let me know, I'd love to see it!
Happy Easter if you're celebrating today, and if not, Happy Nice Spring Sunday!
This is an interesting exercise to see how a flat 2-d design looks when put onto a 3-d shape. I would have definitely made some different design choices if I'd been making it in 3-d originally. Can you imagine how hard it would be to do this on a real-life egg! What process would you use? Painting, silk screening, dyeing, image transfer? hmmmm.
Saturday, April 03, 2010
The lilacs are bending down with the weight of the rain on all their blossoms. I haven't pruned them in years, I think this is the year, just as soon as they are done blooming for us. And the viney thing twining through them is the wisteria which is attempting to take over the world, that definitely needs to go. I truly do love wisteria, but boy is it ever a "garden thug". Give it an inch, it takes a mile, at a minimum. Western kudzu?